Online Education: A Vital and Vibrant Educational Pathway

Mon Jul 25, 2016
6 AM
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The contemporary image of “going to college” has expanded to include many nontraditional students able to enter class through the internet from all time zones, synchronously and asynchronously, connecting to robust course content and engaging diverse faculty and peers. However, as a valuable tool helping millions of learners, it is not problem-free nor is it right for everyone. This address will answer questions relating to the explosive growth in online education, current issues that are being targeted to enhance online learning, defining how online education will be most and least successful and how online education is changing traditional institutions of higher learning.


Renata Engel
is Vice Provost for online education at Penn State University, which has been rated #1 for the last two years by US News and World report for bachelor degrees through its online programs.


Dr. Albert Powell
 is Director of Learning Technologies for Colorado State University. He supervises two units which design, support and maintain distance education technologies and classroom audio, video and presentation capabilities university-wide.


Kathryn Regjo
is Vice President of CMC in Edwards. Regjo was formerly the president and CEO of Lincoln College of New England. Before joining Lincoln College, she held several positions with The Princeton Review, a national leader in providing college-bound students with test-preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, as well as resource books and online courses.

6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program

Moderated by Rohn Robbins

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